Walter Sylvester Force

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Walter Sylvester Force, son of Ephraim Squire Force and Sarah Jane Whitehead, was born at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, 27 March 1858.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 He died at Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, 7 March 1936,12,2 and was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, 10 March 1936.2,13

Walter married (1) Marion Bain Jackson, daughter of Thomas Bain Jackson and Laura Caroline Henry, at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, 20 September 1881;3,1,14,15,12 he married (2) Lillian Virginia Gamble, daughter of Samuel Gamble and Viginia Swain, at St. Bartholomew's, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, 9 October 1906.4,12,16

Walter Force was senior partner of W. S. Force & Company, wholesale forwarders and shippers in New York City. He lived for the most part at 1164 Dean Street in Brooklyn. Later he purchased Long Acre Farm on Everett Road in Lincroft New Jersey. His second wife later sold the farm mid 1930's. The family business, essentially dealing in coffee importing, was passed on to his son, Walter Bain.

The children were raised for the most part at boarding school or by their great aunt, Sarah (Henry) Covel.

Walter died of an embolism brought on by a heart attack 4 days earlier. His obituary included:

"The death of Mr. Force has caused a large sense of loss in the locality where he lived. He made many friends because of his neighborly and friendly acts and his many sterling traits of character.

"Until he moved to Lincroft Mr. Force was active in civic affairs. He was a member of the Empire State Society of Sons of the American Revolution, of the Acanthus Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, and of the Montauk Club, all of Brooklyn."

He and both wives are buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Lot 31937, Section 197, Brooklyn.

Family 1

Marion Bain Jackson b. 27 Jul 1863, d. 7 Mar 1905
Children
  • Walter Bain Force1,17 b. 18 Aug 1882, d. 30 Nov 1960
  • Helene Force1 b. 25 Jul 1884, d. 29 Jul 1884
  • Emma Louise Force18,17 b. 6 Nov 1885, d. 12 Jun 1977
  • Marion Bain Force17 b. 11 Aug 1888, d. 16 Jan 1958
  • Adele La Force+19,17,20,21 b. 18 Oct 1893, d. 5 Oct 1990

Family 2

Lillian Virginia Gamble b. 31 Dec 1877, d. 9 Dec 1954

Citations

  1. [S159] Ephraim Force Family Bible, Old and New Testaments According to The Authorized Version (Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London: Blackie and Son, Compiler's genealogy files.
  2. [S1015] Walter S. Force, Death Certificates (1936), New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Trenton, New Jersey.
  3. [S147] Brooklyn, New York, Marriage certificates 1866-1937, Marriage Certificate #2568, FHL microfilm 1544062, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Kings County Marriage Licenses.
  4. [S147] Kings County Marriage Licenses, #9028; FHL #1570086.
  5. [S458] United States Census for 1860 [Eighth Census of the United States], Brooklyn, 2nd Ward, Kings County, New York, population schedule, sheet 392, dwelling 392, family 769, Ephraim Force household, age 2, born in New York, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M653, 1438 rolls, roll #763.
  6. [S459] United States Census for 1870 [Ninth Census of the United States], Brooklyn, 2nd Ward, Kings County, New York, population schedule, sheet 188, dwelling 628, family 658, E Force household, age 12, born in New York, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M593, 1748 rolls, roll #960.
  7. [S460] United States Census for 1880 [Tenth Census of the United States], Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 8, sheet 170/15, dwelling 84, family 90, Ephraim Force household, age 22, a shipping clerk, born in New York, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T9, 1454 rolls, roll #840.
  8. [S461] United States Census for 1900 [Twelfth Census of the United States], Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 413, sheet 20B, dwelling 260, family 408, Walter S. Force household, age 42, born in New York, Mar 1858, and was a merchant, renting his home at 84 McDonough Street, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T623, 1854 rolls, roll #1062.
  9. [S462] United States Census for 1910 [Thirteenth Census of the United States], Brooklyn, Ward 24, Kings County, New York, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 623, sheet 3A, dwelling 35, family 57, Walter S. Force household, age 52, born in New York, and owned (with a mortgage) his home at 1164 Dean Street, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T624, 1784 rolls, roll #974.
  10. [S463] United States Census for 1920 [Fourteenth Census of the United States], Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 662, sheet 11B, dwelling 78, family 216, Walter S. Force household, age 62, born in New York, proprietor of a freight forwarding company, owned his home at 1164 Dean Street, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T625, 2076 rolls, roll #1161.
  11. [S464] United States Census for 1930 [Fifteenth Census of the United States], Middletown Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 81, sheet 21A, dwelling 495, family 501, Walter S. Force household, age 72, born in New York, owned a radio, lived on a farm, and was a dry goods merchant, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T626, 2668 rolls, roll #1371.
  12. [S678] Walter Force Family Bible, The Holy Bible: Containing The Old and New Testaments... (London and New York: Castle, Petter and Galpin); Current owner: Bruce Mitchell, Nuevo, California.
  13. [S593] Walter Force Cemetery Plot in Green-Wood Cemetery, Deed & Papers from the Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, 10 April 1905, Lot #31937, Compiler's genealogy files West Jordan, Utah.
  14. [S323] Maggie Coletta, compiler, In Remembrance: Abstracts of Marriage & Death Notices: 1881 Brooklyn Daily Eagle Newspaper, Brooklyn, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1999), 250, further cited as Eagle Abstracts.
  15. [S461] US Census for 1900, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, pop. sch., ED 413, sheet 20B, dwelling 260, family 408, Walter S. Force hshld, married 19 years.
  16. [S145] Catharine Roseboom, J. Livingston Roseboom, Henry U. Swinnerton and Joseph H. White, A Brief History of the Ancestors and Descendants of John Roseboom (1739-1805) and of Jesse Johnson (1745-1832): 1630-1897 (Cherry Valley, New York: Co-operative Press, 1897), Handwritten note on inside back cover, further cited as Roseboom, et al., Roseboom Ancestry.
  17. [S219] Kings County, New York, Wills and Indexes, 1787-1923, 325:194-199,332-338, FHL microfilm 1845000, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Kings Co., NY Wills.
  18. [S1029] Emma Louise Force, Birth Certificates, File No. 9731 (1885), New York (Brooklyn) Municipal Archives, New York, New York.
  19. [S1016] Adele La Force, Birth Certificates, File No. F56 (1893), New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Trenton, New Jersey.
  20. [S147] Kings County Marriage Licenses, Marriage Certificate #12921; FHL #1613585.
  21. [S190] Adele Force Cooke, Death Certificates, File No. 3-90-011148 (1990), Orange County Public Health and Medical Services, Santa Ana, California.